Franklin County NC Arts Council Announces Upcoming Events

By Donna Campbell Smith,

The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) has big plans for May. Several events are scheduled including a contest, picnic, workshop, and meeting.

FCAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to develop, encourage, and enhance such areas as literary, visual, dance, theater, and culinary arts for all ages.

Juneteenth Celebration

This celebration in honor of the end of Slavery in the United States is sponsored by FCAC. The two-part celebration includes:

  • Poster and essay contest for students, K-12. Contact for guidelines. Winners receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. Posters and essays will be displayed at town hall in Louisburg NC.
  • Outdoor concert/picnic for the community on June 18, 2016, 1-4pm at BROAD community center, 583 Bunn Elementary School Road, in Bunn NC. Bring a picnic lunch and your own chairs This is a free, family-friendly event. No alcohol is allowed.

In conjunction with the Juneteenth Poster Contest, Linda Wade will host a poster workshop for children in K-12 gradesnn May 7, 2016, at 2pm. If you’re interested in the workshop, contact FCAC at 919.497.6910. It’s being held at BROAD community center, 583 Bunn Elementary School Road, in Bunn NC.

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River

The organizational team will meet May 9, 2016, starting at noon, at the coffee shop inside Barnes and Noble, at Triangle Town Center, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Raleigh NC. New members are welcome to join just by showing up. Volunteers are needed for various stages of building and installing the quilt blocks.

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River is a project the Franklin County Arts Council designed to capture the history of their community through the display of quilt blocks on historic buildings and structures in Franklin and surrounding counties.  Volunteer donate their time for building, priming, and painting the quilt patterns onto square, wooden blocks. The blocks are painted with a quilt block pattern, then displayed. These quilts are spread across Franklin County NC.

For more information visit the Quilt Trails of the Tar River website, call FCAC at 919.496.6910, or email.

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Donna Campbell Smith, an author based in Franklinton NC, worked in the horse industry for over thirty years as an instructor, trainer, breeder, and writer. She has an AAS Degree in Equine Technology from Martin Community College and is a certified riding instructor. Smith has written four non-fiction books on equine management: The Book of Donkeys, (The Lyons Press 2016) The Book of Miniature Horses (The Lyons Press 2005), The Book of Draft Horses (The Lyons Press 2007), and The Book of Mules (The Lyons Press 2009). All her books are available at or ask for them at a bookstore near you. Donna is a member of Franklin County Arts Council. Visit her website at